Amanda Zabel, B.A., Speech Language Pathology

Amanda Zabel - B.A., Speech Language Pathology
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This is Amanda’s first year at BBA as a member of the Therapeutic Enrichment Team. She was born and raised in Northbrook, Illinois, and attended college at Indiana University- Bloomington. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science. Before BBA, Amanda worked at the Cove School as both a 1:1 and an elementary classroom assistant. She also worked at Westmoor Elementary School as a kindergarten classroom assistant, and as supportive staff for both Northern Suburban Special Education District and Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association. She has built strong relationships with students, staff, and parents at her previous schools, and looks forward to assisting in the development of the students at BBA! Amanda has received training in behavior intervention, and worked closely with the behavior team at her previous schools. She is very excited to be joining the team at BBA and working with students in a variety of classes.

Amanda loves to travel around the country with her family and volunteers at PAWS Chicago in her free time. She also likes to bake, work puzzles, and do yoga. She is looking forward to a wonderful year at Black Bear Academy!